ABOUT LONELY PLANET CANADA
Few names are as synonymous with travel as Lonely Planet. The company's zest for adventure, light-hearted tone and simple, user-friendly travel guides have earned it a stellar reputation as a trusted source for top-quality travel products.
Founded in 1972 by Maureen and Tony Wheeler, Lonely Planet was born out of the couple's love for travel and the belief that fellow amateur travelers could benefit from a frank, engaging guidebook that offered tips and advice on navigating unfamiliar regions. The couple's first book was called "Across Asia on the Cheap" and sold out within days. Lonely Planet soon expanded to include more writers and cover destinations across the world.
As the company expanded and solidified its reputation, the Lonely Planet name became a highly recognized international travel brand. Since 1972, the company has undergone many changes, including several sales - first to the BBC and most recently to NC2 Media. Today, the company has offices in the UK, Australia, India and the USA and sells a variety of products and services through its website LonelyPlanet.com.
The company's primary products have remained their travel guidebooks, however Lonely Planet also offers a variety of fun activity books, coffee table pictorials, calendars and other products. LonelyPlanet.com also allows travelers to look for flights, hotel accommodations, car rentals and tours directly off the website, making it a great one-stop-shop for anything and everything relating to travel and adventure.
One of the best ways to save on Lonely Planet guidebooks is to buy them as eBooks. Because eBooks eliminate the cost of paper, print and distribution, the eBook guidebooks come to you at a significantly reduced price. Expect to save up to $12 on your book by buying the digital copy. Unfortunately, not all Lonely Planet guidebooks are available for download at a discounted price. Check the "Shop" section for books available in the eBook format.
If your entire guidebook does not come with the option to download, consider taking advantage of Lonely Planet's single chapter deals. The company offers single chapters for download for $4.95 and you can save yourself the time flipping through the chapters that don't interest you. While most guides will have the single chapter download option, some will not - click on the specific title for more details.
Of course, if we didn't have a few extra savings tricks up our sleeve, we wouldn't be here! Before making your purchase at LonelyPlanet.com, be sure to check this page for the latest Canadian coupon codes and promotions for some sweet discounts on your favourite guidebooks. Previous deals have included:
- Take 30% off your order
- Pay just $9.99 on any eBook
- Buy 1, get 1 free on all pictorial and gifts
- Get 33% off all country guides
- Take 50% off your order
NOTE: If you haven't done so already, be sure to sign up to the Lonely Planet newsletter for some useful info and a 20% off coupon to use on your next order.
Who knew that saving money can be as easy as spending it? Redeeming the deals you see on Dealguild.com is simple. Once you've honed in on a deal you'd like to use toward your purchase, make note of whether the deal is a sale or an online coupon. If the deal is a sale, click on it and head over to LonelyPlanet.com. You will be taken directly to the applicable page, where you will find the sale price already applied.
If your deal is a coupon code, follow these quick steps to apply it to your order:
- Click on the deal and copy the revealed coupon code. Once you've got your code, head over to the opened Lonely Planet page.
- Shop for your Lonely Planet products. Once you've selected an item and click "Add to Cart", the cart summary will automatically pop up on the right -hand side of your page.
- Paste your coupon code into the "Promo Code" field in your cart summary and click "Apply".
- Lonely Planet on Facebook: This is an incredible community of travel lovers. Discuss the best places to travel with fellow globetrotters and get news and updates from the folks at Lonely Planet. This is also a good spot to ask a question or report any issues you're having with your downloads. Lonely Planet responds quickly, so post on the wall or hit them up with a private message.
- Lonely Planet on Twitter: With over 2.5 million followers this Twitter account is where it's at when it comes to tips, pictures and destination suggestions. Lonely Planet also retweets posts and pictures from fellow travelers, so there's plenty to look at on this fun account.
- Lonely Planet on Pinterest: Growing weary of the Canadian winter? This Pinterest account might not be a vacation, but it's as good as it gets while sitting at the computer. See some of the most amazing travel photography and start packing your bags!
- Lonely Planet on Instagram: Travel photography at its best! This is a great Instagram account for anyone who appreciates adventure with a creative edge.
- Lonely Planet on Vine: Transport yourself to a different part of the world, if only for a few seconds. Plenty to see on this fun account.
- Lonely Planet on YouTube: In typical Lonely Planet fashion, this YouTube account offers a lot of useful info and even more laughs. Check out videos from Lonely Planet trips across the world, and watch Lonely Planet's side-splitting survival series to find out how to survive being locked out of your room while naked, or how to survive small talk.
- Lonely Planet on Flickr: Lonely Planet uses this account to hold themed photo challenges. Challenges run every two weeks and the winner walks away with a Lonely Planet guide book of their choice!
- Lonely Planet on Google Plus: Photos, videos, travel tips and more. This is a great account to follow for anyone thinking of embarking on their own adventure.
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